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Smart Dress Code

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Smart Dress Code

Can someone tell me what a restaurant requiring a smart dress code in the evening would be after? For men, stylish trousers and a collared shirt would be a given, but coat and tie required or no? Also, for women other than no jeans any guidance?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Smart Dress Code

Most top restaurants in Sydney require Smart Casual/ Men : Shirt / trousers / closed in shoes - no thongs or sandshoes. (jacket or tie is not necessary).

Women : dress/ shoes - skirt/ blouse / trousers- top/ nice shoes. Jeans are okay if dressed up with a nice jacket etc.

Night Clubs - Will pick the best dressed for entry. So dress up if hanging out late at night in any of Sydney's top night clubs.

No sandshoes or thongs is really the only real rule.

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From what I observed, it's very similar to what's acceptable in Boston. Perhaps a notch more casual, think LA or Miami. In SYD, black seems to be the popular color in all situations. Wear black and everyone will assume you're a native.

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"Wear black and everyone will assume you're a native."

I love that observation - sooo true !! Make it a skirt and jacket with killer heels and they'll think you work for one of the "Big 4" !!!

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A credit card that doesn't get rejected seems to be accepted as "smart casual" almost anywhere.

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5. Re: Smart Dress Code

Deifnitely no joggers or thongs and definitely a collared shirt and leather shoes for the guy.

Wouldnt worry about the coat and tie.

Places are alot more lenient with the girls. If they're a nice pair of stylish jeans theyd be fine. Espeacially if coupled with a dressy top.

Otherwise cant beat a dress!

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6. Re: Smart Dress Code

Aro3eb, You've hit the nail on the head: coat and tie not required. And Ellemay has elaborated perfectly.

If you dress neatly and speak with a genuine Massachusetts accent you won't have any problems.

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7. Re: Smart Dress Code

Ita all there especially Aussie John's reply!

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8. Re: Smart Dress Code

What about going to opera at the Opera House, does one have to "dress up" or is that smart casual ?

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Smart casual is ok even for the Opera.

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Actually, even casual is ok for the Opera - it's just a matter of how comfortable you will feel if you think you're underdressed, as nobody will throw you out/bar your entry.

If you're attending a premiere, though, most people will be very dressed up (read "formal"). At normal sessions, it's a very mixed bag. On week nights, a lot of people will be coming from work, so you'll see a fair bit of business attire. Students and tourists tend to dress more casually.